DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum (http://www.diychatroom.com/)
-   Carpentry (http://www.diychatroom.com/f14/)
-   -   how many nails per stud/plate joint? (http://www.diychatroom.com/f14/how-many-nails-per-stud-plate-joint-90886/)

amakarevic 12-31-2010 02:25 PM

how many nails per stud/plate joint?
 
when nailing studs to the sole or top plate for a wall BEFORE it is stood up, i.e. putting together the assembly on the floor, when shooting nails perpendicular through the sole/top plate and straight into the stud, is it necessary to use two nails or will one suffice?

when i framed my basement, i was nailing 2x4s right in their final setting, i.e. i wasn't assembling walls on the floors but 1 by 1, which didn't make perpendicular/straight into the stud kind of shots but more like toe nailing at an angle, i did use 2 nails for each joint. but i am now building a shed outside and it is different, since i will put each wall together before raising them.

thanks

md2lgyk 12-31-2010 02:50 PM

Use two nails. That will help keep the studs from twisting as they dry. Nails are cheap.

jlhaslip 12-31-2010 05:23 PM

1 nail per each nominal 2" of material, minimum of 2 to avoid the stud from twisting.

Gary in WA 12-31-2010 06:24 PM

Build to minimum Code; http://publicecodes.citation.com/ico...002_par005.htm

P.t. bottom plate on sill sealer (my suggestion) for capillary/thermal break (unless you used plastic v.b. under slab); http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/...-building-code
Gary

TomB 01-05-2011 01:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by md2lgyk (Post 559832)
Use two nails. That will help keep the studs from twisting as they dry. Nails are cheap.

+1

That's pretty standard unless you have some kind of funky code you need to meet.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:13 PM.


Copyright 2003-2014 Escalate Media LP. All Rights Reserved